Pope Francis visits Central African Republic

BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - NOVEMBER 30: Pope Francis visits Central Mosque in Bangui, Central African Republic on November 30, 2015. Footage by Freelance...

Chinese-South African firms sign deals worth $930 mln

Deals with South African firms comes before Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Africa where he is expected to announce economic aid BEIJING – Chinese...

Voting begins in Burkina Faso general election

More than five million people eligible to vote in first ballot since last September's coup attempt OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso – Voting in Burkina Faso’s general...

Hundreds march against climate change in South Africa

Activists urge South African government to reduce carbon emissions ahead of COP21 in Paris JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, - Hundreds of activists marched in Johannesburg on Saturday...

Poverty, unemployment pave way to radicalization: Pope

'Young people...the best way to avoid being radicalized is to talk to each other, form groups and unite,' Pope Francis says during his Kenya...

Burkina Faso may close borders for general election

Election is scheduled for this upcoming Sunday OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Burkina Faso is setting up checkpoints at the country’s borders and will eventually look to close...

Eleven dead in clashes between armed groups in DRC

The clashes took place between Rwandan rebels and a local Mai-Mai militia BENI, Democratic Republic of Congo – At least 11 people have been killed in...

Turkey donates $265K to Burkina Faso election regulator

Turkish ambassador to Ouagadougou said the donation is to help the country's electoral commission to secure free and fair elections OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso - Turkey has...

Zimbabwe: 2016 budget fixed at $4 billion

Strategy in place to clear arrears with IMF and other international lenders By John Cassim HARARE, Zimbabwe - Zimbabwean Finance Minister Patrick Chinamasa presented the country's $4 billion 2016...

Nigeria: Buhari to intervene in MTN negotiations

From years of military rule, president has effectively been vested with powers to intervene in affairs of any federal body LAGOS, Nigeria - Nigeria's President Muhammadu...

Muslims hit out amid Nigerian national-service hijab row

-Rule change in national service camps sees female Muslim recruits face ban on 'long' hijab By Rafiu Ajakaye LAGOS, Nigeria – Nigerian Muslims have rejected a...

UN warns Burundi slipping into ‘full-fledged civil war’

At least 277 people have been killed in Burundi since the outbreak of the political and security crisis in April 2015, the UN has...

South Africa to arrest ex-Israeli chiefs in flotilla case

South Africa has agreed to enforce a Turkish court’s warrants for four ex-Israeli military commanders involved in the 2010 deadly Mavi Marmara attack, police...

Turkey condemns suicide attack in Egypt

Seven killed in blasts claimed by Daesh affiliate in Sinai ANKARA - Turkey’s Foreign Ministry on Wednesday condemned a suicide attack in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula that claimed seven lives. In...

Suez Canal upgrade may not live up to promise

Experts say canal upgrade may not attract levels of traffic projected By Andrew Jay Rosenbaum ANKARA - Improvements to the Suez Canal may not provide the...